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Thunbergia Erecta Alba, Meyenia Erecta Alba (White) - Plant

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Thunbergia erecta is a herbaceous perennial climbing plant species in the genus Thunbergia native to western Africa.
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Description for Thunbergia Erecta Alba, Meyenia Erecta Alba (White)

It is best grown in organically rich, fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade.

Common name(s)
Thunbergia erecta, Acanthaceae, Acanthus, Meyenia erecta Mini, Meyenia White
Flower colours
White
Bloom time
August to September
Height
Up to 30 feet
Difficulty
Easy to grow

Planting and care

Both can survive in temperate climates if they are planted in a sheltered area. Arabian is a small bush with evergreen leaves. There are many other varieties of plant, of which are best suited for sub-tropical climates. Learning how to grow will add a striking visual and olfactory touch to the garden.

Sunlight
Full sunlight to partial shade
Soil
Well-drained soil
Water
Moderately
Temperature
20 to 35 degrees F
Fertilizer
Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Thunbergia Erecta Alba

  • Grow the plants in full sun to light shade. In hotter regions, plant where they will receive afternoon shade.
  • Grow Thunbergia in rich soils to help fuel growth. Prior to planting, mix in ample amounts of compost.
  • Add a general purpose fertilizer every 4-6 weeks.
  • Thunbergia plants do not tolerate droughts very well.
  • Keep the soil well watered, especially when young, and during hot and dry weather. If grown in containers, be vigilant that they do not dry out.
  • Thunbergia plants can be trimmed, as needed.
  • Plants need the support of a fence, trellis or post. Train young plants to reach the support.

Harvesting

August to September

Typical uses of Thunbergia Erecta Alba

Special features: Trellises, arbors, fences or other structures in areas where winter hardy. Hanging baskets and other containers when grown as an annual. Houseplant.

Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.

References

    http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/ http://www.flowersofindia.net/

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